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What type of air movement should you expect under those conditions?

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Conditions: If you are sitting on a beach on a warm summer day, you might see the bright sunlight striking the beach and the ocean near the shore. What type of air movement should you expect under ...

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Traffic lights

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For regulation of the traffic we need traffic lights, no doubt about it. But most of them need to be adjusted. Some so called intelligent traffic lights are programmed to optimize traffic flow, ...

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Feb 23 2011 17:17
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Make all roofs and roads white

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I red an article about a temperature drop in Spain. It was observed through satellites that the temperature dropped in a particular region in Spain where soil was covered with white plastic for the...

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Feb 23 2011 16:59
Power on Green Data Center News

As energy hogs, data centers a boon for efficiency and renewables


In an unassuming building in the Strip District, vXchnge’s data center was a whirl of fans, blusters of hot and cold air, blinking lights from computer servers stacked in cabinets.  Those cabinets formed rows and the rows filled the area of three basketball courts — all part of the careful storage of information from financial institutions, health care giants and other businesses that outsource the safe keeping of their data in “cloud” storage.

Peak fossil fuels in a decade, says Bloomberg, but...


Bloomberg New Energy Finance  (BNEF) has done a 25-year projection of global energy markets. I'll hold my nose about the timeframe—a lot can happen in over two decades—but the forecast says there are a whopping eight (8) major trends that are shifting the market. You may get a green data center in a decade not because you planned it, but due to the continued proliferation of renewable power around the globe. 

Apple becomes an energy firm


Whatever Apple does is treated as something amazing. Even if it’s something utterly mundane. Take the reactions to Apple’s announcement that it will become an energy supplier. It’s been hailed as a welcome source of income for Apple, and a stabilizer to the company’s fluctuating stock valuation. 

Editorial: Don't believe the myth that corporations oppose green initiatives


There is a persistent myth that U.S. corporations oppose green initiatives. To the contrary, many are embracing a green future and reduced carbon footprints as profitable strategic investments. According to the Rocky Mountain Institute, a clean-energy think tank, U.S. companies bought nearly three times as much solar and wind power under long-term contracts in 2015 as they did in 2014. How significant is that?

Apple Creates Energy Company to Sell Renewable Energy it Generates


Apple has created an energy company called Apple Energy LLC so it can sell energy generated by renewable-energy plants it has invested in around the US, including utility-scale solar installations and fuel-cell plants that convert biogas to energy.

Race to the Future!

Brexit: No excuse to ?go back to year zero? on climate


As the UK?s vote to leave the European Union sends shockwaves across the world, green groups warn the move cannot be an excuse to ?go back to year zero on environmental protection?.

Climate?s coral killers move in swiftly


Worst-ever bleaching event affects 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef as rising temperatures and sea levels bring swift death to vast swathes of colourful corals.

World celebrates Pope?s words as faith groups shift into action


The world is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Pope Francis? groundbreaking encyclical on ecology, ?Laudato Si?, and much of those celebrations are focused on taking climate action.

Brexit costs to be counted in health & climate impacts


The UK public will head to the polls next week, in a ?climate referendum? that could see it turn its back on decades of progress on environmental issues, including climate change and air pollution.

Arctic melting feeds on itself


Melting sea ice is affecting the closely-linked Arctic climate in a feedback that will speed up warming there, scientists say.

Climate Change Headlines

Indian bags UN honour for corporate sustainability initiative


Source: Business Standard - An Indian social entrepreneur has been named among 10 "champions and pioneers" by UN Chief Ban Ki-moon under the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative that calls on companies to align with universal principles of human rights, environment and anti-corruption.

EU countries meet 2020 carbon-cutting targets 'six years early'


Source: Independent - The European Union has hit its carbon-cutting targets six years early, according to new data, prompting praise from some quarters but also criticism that the goals were not tough enough.

Bangladesh vulnerable to climate change as coastal residents are getting displaced


Source: Hans India - Bangladesh is vulnerable to climate change and many people are getting displaced because of it in the coastal areas, says noted economist Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, who was Bangladesh's lead negotiator in the Paris climate conference.

Zimbabwe: Trade Unions Embrace Climate Change


Source: Financial Gazette (Harare) - TRADE unions in Africa are moving to embrace climate change and green collar jobs that preserve or restore the environment in traditional sectors such as manufacturing and construction, or in emerging green sectors such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

One year later, how a Pope's message on climate has resonated


Source: Christian Science Monitor - Catholics worldwide are showing a new zeal for combatting climate change since Pope Francis highlighted the issue in 2015, experts say.

msnbc.com: Climate Change

Australia passes landmark carbon price laws


A convoy of trucks protesting against the Australian government's proposed carbon tax drive past Parliament House (L) in Canberra August 22, 2011. REUTERS/Tim WimborneAustralia's parliament passed landmark laws to impose a price on carbon emissions on Tuesday in one of the biggest economic reforms in a decade, giving new impetus to December's global climate talks in South Africa.




Study tallies health costs of climate disasters


Natural disasters tied to climate change not only cause physical damage but create significant health costs in terms of hospitalizations and lives lost, according to a study published Monday.

(Incandescent) lights to go out in China


China announced Friday it will phase out incandescent light bulbs within five years in an attempt to make the world's most polluting nation more energy efficient.

Warming gases saw biggest jump on record


Coal-fired power plants, like this on in Huaibei, China, are key contributors to emissions of carbon, a greenhouse gas.The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated.




NYC-sized iceberg being born on Antarctica


Part of an 18-mile-long crack in the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf is seen from a NASA jet on Oct. 26.Scientists on an aerial survey of Antarctica have come across an 18-mile-long break in an ice shelf, a sign that the unstable area is giving birth to an iceberg likely to be larger than New York City.




msnbc.com: Environment

Togo seizes tusks of 500 dead elephants


Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons  of ivory ?  the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.Authorities in Togo have seized nearly 4 tons  of ivory ?  the tusks from over 500 dead elephants ? hidden in containers destined for Vietnam, officials said on Monday.




Report: Keystone pipeline would have minimal environmental impact


A new State Department report on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline finds that the project would have minimal impact on the environment, an assessment likely to increase pressure on the White House to approve it. But the report sets no deadline for doing so.

Snowy owl recovering after being hit by bus in DC


A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.A snowy owl that ventured south to the unlikely habitat of Washington, D.C., was clearly not cut out for city life. The animal was hit by a bus and was recovering with wildlife experts Friday.




Why Mexico is losing millions of butterflies


The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record keeping began in 1993.




Changing climate is killing penguin chicks in Argentina


Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.Extreme weather along the Argentine coast is killing chicks of Magellenic penguins that roost there. A 28-year study of the birds has found very hot years and very wet ones claiming as many as 50 percent of new chicks in the worst of times.




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